Wednesday, August 27, 2014

JEWS OF MARTINIQUE

JEWS OF MARTINIQUE
(De Fanon a Confiant: l’Incomplete Creolite)

1600’s (?)

Jacob Gabaye---Saint-Pierre
Jacob Louis—Riviere-Salee
Abraham Bueno—Marigot
Isaac Le Tob—Carbet
Benjamin Da Costa (pioneered the cultivation of cocoa, sugar cane, & indigo extraction.)

Gradis :Abraham (in 1728 was 22, died at 32), David, Judith, Rebecca. (Father was Antoine) –from a prominent family in Bordeaux, France.
Lopes Depaz-----Depaz family eventually were assimilated into the Catholic aristocracy of the island
Bueno (became Lebon) & Levy—the name was passed to some black and mestizo

Meyer family